The legislature of the congress is on the side of the Puerto Ricans and calls on the besieged governor of the island to resign in times of demonstrations and confrontations between demonstrators and police. Ricardo Rosselló resigns.
"The people of Puerto Rico have spoken loud and clear for the world to hear, we have to stand with la isla Rosselló has to resign," tweeted the New York congressman who is of Puerto Rican descent
The Florida-born Republican Senator Rick Scott also urged Rosselló to resign and tweet. "It is clear that the current leadership has lost the confidence of the PR people."
Puerto Rico born MP Nydia Velazquez, DN.Y., said she came to the "inevitable conclusion that it is time for the Governor of Puerto Rico to resign" in a tweet accompanied by a lengthy statement ,
New York and Florida are home to the great Puerto Ri constituencies.
In a statement, Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, Puerto Rico's non-voting member of Congress, said events in the past two weeks have negatively impacted the economy and government of the Commonwealth of the Island and portrayed an "anarchic image" of the world.
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peaceful change of government to bring peace and tranquility to our island immersed in a financial crisis severely aggravated by hurricanes Irma and Maria ", she said.
Rosselló faced a growing pressure to resign after nearly 900 pages were leaked Online news showed that he and other government officials made profane, homophobic and misogynist remarks and mocked his constituents.
His government also deals with the fallout of a corrupt federal government ion probe that has involved several former officials and contractors.
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Former Housing Secretary Julian Castro, as the first Democratic presidential candidate in 2020, called on the Governor to resign, although other candidates express solidarity with the people of Puerto Rico have shown.
"It is clear that Governor Rosselló can no longer be effective," he told Fox News. "I'm standing with Puerto Ricans protesting on the streets."
There are some well-known major league baseball players on Wednesday. They also forced the governor to resign from the island, including Los Angeles Dodgers Enrique Hernandez, Yadier Molina of Saint Louis Cardinals, Carlos Correa of Houston Astros, Cleveland Indian Francisco Lindor and Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora
JJ Barea of the Dallas Mavericks also joined the chorus.
Fox News Multimedia reporter Rob DiRienzo contributed to this report.